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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 08:07 AM
 
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Re: Looking for advice on fixed bridge RGs

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Yup, this model is rare too.
I start to think it's a brand strategy for Ibanez - if a model has good specs, it should be rare as hell.
Weird to think about, that they are rare now, never thought about that. Anyway, there are a lot of good fixed bridge RG/RGA's out there!
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Weird to think about, that they are rare now, never thought about that. Anyway, there are a lot of good fixed bridge RG/RGA's out there!
Yea, but I'm trying to score non-archtop one and with standard aftermarket bridge like Gotoh, etc.
I kinda like standard parts, that I can tweak later, maybe buy better saddles, or even change the whole furniture. That's why I prefer hardtails over Gibraltars.
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Yea, but I'm trying to score non-archtop one and with standard aftermarket bridge like Gotoh, etc.
I kinda like standard parts, that I can tweak later, maybe buy better saddles, or even change the whole furniture. That's why I prefer hardtails over Gibraltars.
I'm sure you've seen these on the Ibanez site? Not a fan of the bridges?

https://www.ibanez.com/na/products/d...wfx_00_03.html

https://www.ibanez.com/na/products/d...121_00_01.html

https://www.ibanez.com/na/products/d...2ahmfx_01.html
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yes, I've seen these. as I mentioned before:
Those are good, but because they are new they're all rather pricey. I hoped to score some 90s-00s RG for 500-800 USD.

And yes, I prefer hardtails over Ibanez proprietary bridges.
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Weird to think about, that they are rare now, never thought about that. Anyway, there are a lot of good fixed bridge RG/RGA's out there!
The RGA121 is much more common. I have owned a few of those as well as the RGA321, which was my favorite Ibanez fixed bridge. There are usually a few on Ebay and Reverb at any given time.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Re: Looking for advice on fixed bridge RGs

RG521 Genesis used can be found used in your price range. Fits all of your requirements and since it's practically new it should be easy to find one in mint condition for $700-$800. Also has the tilt joint which some think has slightly better tone than the aanj. Tilt Joint and fixed bridge are like bread and butter. Could use a pickup swap, but it isn't really necessary.

If you're thinking about any other guitar besides this then stop.

Some food for thought,

Ibanez RG Super Wizard necks are kind of love it or hate it. I find switching from those to other necks takes some adjustment. I have a RG6UCS and it is badass, but I also have a JS1600 as my fixed bridge guitar of choice and it has a Fender shaped neck. Switching between the two takes some adjustment. I kind of feel like I'm hurting my ability to develop great muscle memory by switching from one guitar to another that have such different shapes. My JS1600 sounds so good I thought about getting rid of the RG6UCS and getting a trem bridge JS.

Either way, if I decide to stay RG/Super Wizard the RG521 Genesis is my choice.
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